Assessing the Field of Post-Adoption Services: Family Needs, Program Models, and Evaluation Issues. Case Study Report. 5.3 Program Goals and Objectives


Adoption program managers across the five case-study states believed that the primary goal of PAS was to keep adoptive families together and prevent dissolution of the adoption. Other objectives included providing core services through a statewide network and creating a consumer-driven program. An added benefit/result of PAS would be to boost recruitment for future adoptions.

PAS coordinators/providers appeared to understand and share the states goals and objectives for the program. Adoption program managers and PAS coordinators/providers realistically assessed the challenges and opportunities they faced in meeting these goals and objectives, especially around achieving statewide access to and availability of services.

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